Our Staff

Mrs Amanda Clarey 

Head

Mrs Clarey has been the head teacher at the school since 2010. She has many responsibilities including; Safeguarding, Literacy, PHSE and Art Coordinator, Assessments, Performance Management, to name but a few!

What Mrs Clarey likes best about our school.......... “The wonderful children and the wonderful staff, along with the sense of excitement and buzz about the learning taking place in the school. Our children are happy and confident and this really shines through our school. I am privileged to be the head teacher here.”

 

Mrs Helen Jackson

Senior Teacher – Early Years Specialist

Mrs Jackson has been at the school since 2008. She is responsible for teaching Early Years in our Hedgehogs class. She has a wealth of experience in many year groups.  She is also responsible for science and PE.

What Mrs Jackson likes best about our school.......... “Barlaston School has a lovely warm atmosphere where children and staff are supportive, and happy to have a go at any challenges. I feel lucky to work in such a positive environment where the children thrive!”

 

Miss Karen Eardley - Dance Specialist

Senior Teacher

Miss Eardley joined the school in 2007 and works part time in a job share with Mrs Price, teaching year one in Squirrels class. She is responsible for history and geography.

What Miss Eardley likes best about our school..........“I love working at Barlaston. We nurture and look out for each other. Children and adults alike are polite, interested and supportive of others. Our school is a vibrant and fun place to be. It is a privilege to work with such lovely children and colleagues, I couldn’t be more proud to be part of our school family.” 

 

Mrs Tracey Price – RE Specialist

Mrs Price joined our school in 2014 and works part time in a job share with Miss Eardley. Mrs Price teaches year one in Squirrels class. Mrs Price leads our school in worship and RE.

What Mrs Price likes best about our school........... “The love of Jesus flows through our school. The children have a real understanding of how Jesus can change lives.”

 

Mr Daniel Horton

Senior Teacher – Drama/ Music Specialist

Mr Horton joined our school in 2015 and is currently teaching year two in Badgers class. Mr Horton is an accomplished musician and brings a great wealth of talent to our school. Mr Horton also represents the staff on the PTA.

What Mr Horton likes best about our school.........”It is so lovely to walk around the school and see happy smiling faces, both from children and grown ups.”

 

Mr John Gordon

Senior Teacher - Maths Specialist

Mr Gordon joined our school in January 2013. He is our year three, Deer class teacher. He is also our SATs Co-ordinator, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) and our Deputy Safeguarding Officer. Mr Gordon is also responsible for Maths, the school council and represents the staff on the PTA.

What Mr Gordon likes best about the school.......... "Working with all our wonderful children and the lovely family atmosphere we have at Barlaston."

 

Mrs Sarah Broome

Senior Teacher - ICT Specialist

Mrs Broome became a permanent member of staff in 2014. She currently teaches year 4 in our Owls class and holds the responsibility for ICT and E Safety.

What Mrs Broome likes best about our school..........“ I love the family atmosphere around school. We all look after each other.”

 

Mrs Lorna Southern

Key Stage One Teaching Assistant

Mrs Southern joined our staff in 2011 and supports the learning in our year two, Badgers class.  She is trained to deliver the Fischer Family Trust Reading and Writing Intervention and Positive Play.

What Mrs Southern likes best about our school.......... “The warm and caring atmosphere.”

 

Mrs Emma Fox

EY Teaching Assistant

Mrs Fox joined the school in 2014. She is a teaching assistant in early years and is trained to deliver Positive Play and Fischer Family Trust Reading and Writing Intervention.

What Mrs Fox likes best about our school........... “To be part of a fantastic team of staff who along with all the amazing children, make Barlaston the school it is today.”

 

Mr Darren Evans

Teaching Assistant

Mr Evans joined our school as a teaching assistant in 2017. He supports the learning in our year four, Owls classroom, runs the breakfast club, and also leads our school football team.

What Mr Evans likes best about our school......... “Each individual member of staff works together with one goal- the good of the children.”

 

Miss Amy Leese

Key Stage One Teaching Assistant

Miss Leese joined our school in 2015 and currently supports the learning in our year one Squirrels class.

What Miss Leese likes best about our school........... “The school has a warm and friendly environment, you really feel part of a family.”

 

Miss Louisa Hall

Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss Hall joined our school as a lunchtime supervisor in 2016 and is now a Teaching Assistant in Year One, and also runs the breakfast club.

What Miss Hall likes best about our school........ “Happy school, happy children and happy staff!”

 

Mrs Amy Wildsmith

Teaching Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Wildsmith joined our school as a lunchtime supervisor in 2017 and is now a Teaching Assistant in our reception, Hedgehogs class.

What Mrs Wildsmith likes best about our school........ “The school is a friendly, nurturing environment where children feel happy and secure.”

 

Miss Ceri Sproson

Office Manager

Miss Sproson joined the school in 2002. She is responsible for the running of the school office, along with Mrs Eardley.

What Miss Sproson likes best about our school......... “It is a happy and friendly place. Everyone has their role to play to make the school such a caring environment.”

 

Mrs Laura Eardley

Office Assistant

Mrs Eardley joined our school in 2018 and supports in the school office.

What Mrs Eardley likes best about our school.......... “The family community is wonderful at Barlaston, it is a lovely place to work.”

 

Mrs Maxine Soanes

Lunchtime Supervisor and Cleaner

Mrs Soanes joined our school as a lunchtime supervisor in 2016 and is trained in paediatric first aid.  She is also our school cleaner.

What Mrs Soanes likes best about our school........... “All the staff are friendly and easy to approach if you have a problem or any concerns.”

 

Miss Keeley Shaw

Lunchtime Supervisor

Miss Shaw joined our school as a lunchtime supervisor in 2017

What Miss Shaw likes best about our school......... “It is a lovely school where the staff are approachable and the children are fabulous!!”

 

Mrs Dawn Light

Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Light joined our school as a lunchtime supervisor in 2018.

What Mrs Light likes best about our school......... “ There is a real family atmosphere, the staff and children are lovely.”

 

Miss Caitlin Soanes

Lunchtime Supervisor and Ex-pupil

Miss Soanes joined our school as a lunchtime supervisor in 2018.

What Miss Soanes likes best about our school........ “It’s a caring, friendly school, not only the staff, but the children too!”

 

Miss Megan Breeze

Lunchtime Supervisor and Ex-pupil

Miss Breeze joined our school as a lunchtime supervisor in 2018.

What Miss Breeze likes best about our school........ “It’s great to be back at the school and to see all the children’s smiling faces at lunch time.”

 

Mrs Rachel Bloor

Cook

Mrs Bloor joined our school in 2015

What Mrs Bloor likes best about our school........... “The children! They are polite, happy and always cheerful!”

 

Mr Derek Gill

Kitchen Assistant

Mr Gill joined our school in 2016

What Mr Gill likes best about our school........ “All the children, they are amazing!”

 

 

 

 

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